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CISSP For Dummies, 5th Edition by Peter H. Gregory, Lawrence C. Miller

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Chapter 12

Ten Test-Day Tips

Well, your big day has finally arrived. After months of study and mind-numbing stress, you cram all night before the exam, skip breakfast because you’re running late, and then forget everything you know because you have a splitting headache for the next six hours while sitting for your exam! That isn’t exactly a recipe for success — but the following ten test day tips can definitely get you on the right track.

Get a Good Night’s Rest

The night before the exam isn’t the time to do any last-minute cramming. Studies have proven that a good night’s rest is essential to doing well on an exam. Have a nice dinner (we recommend going for some carbohydrates and avoiding anything spicy), and then get to bed early. Save the all-night party for the day after the exam.

Dress Comfortably

You should dress in attire that’s comfortable — remember, this is a six-hour exam. It’s also a good idea to dress in layers — the exam room could be warmer or cooler than you’re used to.

Consider wearing loafers or other shoes that you can easily slip off (but please be considerate of others and wear clean socks!)

Eat a Good Breakfast

Mountain Dew and donuts: because breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Seriously, though, even if you’re not a breakfast person, try to get something down before sitting for the CISSP exam. No extra time is allotted for lunch breaks, so plan on eating a good, healthy, hearty breakfast.

Arrive Early

Absolutely, under no circumstances, ...

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